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USU Commencement is Thursday; College Convocations Thursday and Friday

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019


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Eric Hipple, former NFL quarterback, Utah State University alum and speaker on the importance of being mentally fit will serve as Utah State University’s commencement speaker for its 132nd undergraduate and graduate ceremony, Thursday, May 2, at 9 a.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan. College convocations begin Thursday, May 2, at noon and continue through Friday, May 3.

Hipple will receive an honorary doctorate along with Mehdi Heravi, a USU graduate, scholar, author and philanthropist; and Ronald W. Jibson, a USU graduate and retired chairman, president and CEO of Questar Corporation (now Dominion Energy).

Visit the commencement website for more detailed information.

 

USU Commencement Statistics (Spring 2019)

Commencement (Undergraduate and Graduate): Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Procession begins on Quad (undergraduate and graduate) and the Taggart Student Center at 8:30 a.m.

Individual college convocations (Thursday, May 2):

12 p.m. (noon)

  • College of Engineering, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
  • Caine College of the Arts, Chase Fine Arts Center, Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center

2:30 p.m.

  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
  • College of Science, Chase Fine Arts Center, Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall
  • Integrated Studies and Associate’s Degrees, Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center

Individual college convocations (Friday, May 3):

9 a.m.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

11:30 a.m.

  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

2 p.m.

  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Graduate Hooding Ceremony (Friday, May 3)

9 a.m.

  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Chase Fine Arts Center, Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall

Numbers of Degrees: 

  • Associate’s: 1,180
  • Bachelor’s: 4,751
  • Master’s: 942
  • Doctorate: 144
  • Education Specialist’s: 9

Annual undergraduate resident tuition/fees (24+ credits):

  • 2018-19: $7,424

Geographic origin (undergrad):

  • Foreign countries: 52 (Top 3: China, 77; Mexico, 16; Saudi Arabia, 14)
  • U.S. states (not including Utah): 45

Ethnicity (undergrad):

  • American Indian/Alaskan native: 102
  • Pacific Islander: 24
  • Asian: 319
  • Black, non-Hispanic: 48
  • White, non-Hispanic: 5,102
  • Multicultural: 148
  • Not Specified: 266

Gender of graduates (undergrad – from ethnicity):

  • Female: 3,421
  • Male: 2,588

Most popular degrees (top 10) (undergrad):

  • Economics (379)
  • Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (357)
  • Business Administration (176)
  • Special Education (175)
  • Human Movement Science (173)
  • Psychology (162)
  • Marketing (152)
  • Elementary Education (151)
  • Mechanical Engineering (151)
  • Accounting (144)

USU majority campus:

  • Logan/Main: 4,194
  • USU Eastern, Price: 290
  • USU Eastern, Blanding: 108
  • Salt Lake: 273
  • Brigham City: 131
  • Uintah Basin: 121
  • Kaysville: 117
  • Tooele: 113
  • Southwest: 72
  • Orem: 64
  • Moab: 22
  • China Program: 197
  • Out-of-State: 307

Commencement Speaker: Eric Hipple, former NFL quarterback, Utah State University alum

Honorary Degree Recipients:

  • Eric Hipple, former NFL quarterback, Utah State University alum, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Mehdi Heravi, a USU graduate, scholar, author and philanthropist, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Ronald W. Jibson, a USU graduate and retired chairman, president and CEO of Questar Corporation (now Dominion Energy), Doctor of Engineering

Valedictorian Student Speaker: Abigail Bennion Erickson, Caine College of the Arts

Valedictorians:

  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Michelle James
  • Caine College of the Arts: Abigail Bennion Erickson
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Dallen M. Broadbent
  • College of Engineering: Colton Paul Lindstrom
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Morgan Sanford Graham
  • Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business: Jacob Wilcox
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Anders Hart
  • College of Science: Jesse Steadman

D. Wynne Thorne Research Award: Charles Hawkins, S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Faculty University Service Award: Jessica Lucero, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Researcher of the Year Award: Idalis Villanueva, College of Engineering

Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award:  Karin Dejonge-Kannan, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Distinguished Teaching Awards:

  • Caine College of the Arts: Anne Francis Bayless
  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Mateja Savoie Roskos
  • College of Engineering: Wade Goodrige
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Jennifer Grewe
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Devon Erickson
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Edward Hammill
  • College of Science: Lauren Lucas

E. G. Peterson Extension Award: Michael Kuhns, Department of Wildland Resources, S.J. Quinney College of Natural Resources
 


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